Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Many of you might be familiar with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a grassroots childhood cancer fundraising campaign started by Alex Scott at barely 4 years of age. Alex was in the process of undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, when she decided that she wanted to help raise money for her hospital so she could help other kids fighting cancer. A truly selfless child, she lost her fight with cancer in 2004 at age 8 but her legacy lives on through the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Auntie Anne’s has partnered with ALSF to help raise funds to fight childhood cancer through a Tilt campaign. As part of the campaign, a different child hero is being highlighted each week and I have the privilege of talking about a brave young boy named Elijah. Elijah is from Little Rock, Arkansas and was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in August 2005. After a round of successful treatment at his local children’s hospital, Elijah’s cancer sadly returned in 2006. He eventually had to travel with his family over 1,200 miles to get treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He’s receiving the help he needs in part due to organizations like ALSF. Elijah has been happy to host his own lemonade stands through ALSF which shows what a truly remarkable boy he really is. Please consider helping out Elijah and other child heroes who are bravely battling cancer by visiting the Auntie Anne’s and ALSF Mighty Fight Tilt campaign today and donating anything you can manage!
*Disclaimer: I am not being compensated in any way for this post, but will be having a donation made to this campaign on my behalf thanks to Auntie Anne’s.